San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mine Air Compressors
Compressed air was also used to run air motors for various types of equipment used in underground spaces where fumes from fuel-driven engines would be dangerous, and where electricity was not available or as convenient to use.
These compressors were used in the Guadalupe mine from the 1940s until the mine closed in the 1970s. The Guadalupe Rubbish Company donated the compressors to NAQCPA in 1987.
Power: 220/440V, 3 [ohms] , 60Hz, 176/88A
Output: 100 PSI
Erected by The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 37° 10.396′ N, 121° 49.581′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Almaden Road, on the right when traveling south. The Hacienda Mining Display is a short walk on the Deep Gulch Trail from the Almaden Quicksilver County Park parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skip Loader (here, next to this marker); Mine Ventilation Fans (here, next to this marker); Gould Rotary Furnace and Condensing System (a few steps from this marker); Mancha “Little Trammer” Battery Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); D Retort and Condensing System (a few steps from this marker); Shaker-Concentrator (a few Mercury Storage Vault (a few steps from this marker); Hoeing Table and Cleaning Tank (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
More about this marker. The Hacienda Mining Display is still under development.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.